Post some of your favorite Pastel gothic/Creepy Cute coords and outfits! Happy Halloween~
Can we make this a gurokawa menhera thread as well? Maybe creepy cute general fashion?
pastel goth lolita with an actual gothic dress
Creepy Cute is called Gurokawa in Japan and got a fokus on cute "spooky" things, or let's call it halloween accessories, whereas Pastel Goth is just stereotypical goth fashion combined with pastels.
Does anyone else find themselves more inspired by creepy cute art than actual people wearing coords? It might just be that the art can be more grotesque.
I know it's brand but it's meant to be creepy cute and it is. I'm not going to change your mind but I also can't agree with you and don't see what's wrong with it as far as creepy cute goes.
If someone put that on and called it lolita, then sure, ita all the way, but there's a reason it's being posted in this thread and not a lolita coord thread.
well, i'm not the anon who is bitching about the creepy cute, and imo, i think they're being a bit of a cunt, the original poster did say: "pastel goth lolita with an actual gothic dress"
Lolita has stricter rules on things like silhouettes and coordination (balance of color and volume for example) Creepy cute is more diverse and free. With >>8686279 it doesn't really work as a lolita outfit because of the mismatching colors and themes, and the dress is better off as a gothic piece (that dress is also pretty popular from what I've seen so the fans of it are probably more uptight with how its worn in a coord). Creepy cute lolita is pretty frowned upon here too (for awhile, there have been arguments if "bittersweet' could be a substyle or if pastel gothic lolita was okay and it's a pretty universal "no"). Creepy cute lolita also tends to be fairly tacky.
Wrong person. It looks like shit and doesn't match the aesthetics of the dress at all. I don't like pastel goth/creepy cute (grew out of it years ago, if you're over 18 then there's no excuse) but at least the other items mesh okay with each other.
"Creepy cute" was mostly frowned on because the girls who attempted it kinda sucked at it, mainly because it's difficult to find premade dresses that can be made creepy cute so girls ended up shoe horning clashing colours or prints into their outfits. The one lolita indie that tried to produce dresses for it is the one that made the Sugary Boners dress (their other release is a zombie cake print. I like the concept but their artwork is so bad)
Honestly it always bums me out when girls use a "it's not lolita, stop complaining" excuse, because it implies that the fashion is a dumping ground for rejects who can't hack it in lolita.
A part of me really likes the Sugary boners dress too but I agree with what you said/you worded it better. Many examples of creepy cute are very clashing. The coord with the MmM dress isn't the worst I've ever seen but I do see where it has faults.
All that being said, I feel like the other thing that makes creepy cute lolita difficult is that many people would take pastel main pieces and then just pair it with black. The contrast was extreme and rarely if ever worked.
There were way more indie brands making creepy cute dresses, even on Taobao.
I think pic related was the first menhera lolita dress.
I'm still wondering if the anon who posted the mmm creepy cute did it because it's often the sweet lavender prints that got paired with black, so a gothic print would be different/not falling into that mistake. I think the main issue with her coord is that it felt like she wanted "a gothic creepy cute coord" simply for the sake of having a gothic creepy cute coord, the beauty of the coord fell by the wayside to that goal.
Ah, I forgot about this one. Was there not also an indie creepy cute print that was just eyeballs all over? I think I mainly remember WAMH because they really started the ball, and I was hoping something good would come out of the fashion, but then the creepy cute trend just sort of fizzled out almost from one week to the next.
the MmM pastel goth is from a request to collageanon on tumblr to find a way to make a pastel goth coord with a gothic dress, rather than sweet in a black colorway like every attempt at pastel goth lolita is.
a bit different than creepy cute since the aim is to do goth with a softer look featuring pastels. the creepy cute dresses would be too cartoony or sweet for the look.
i myself am tempted to try to make a pastel-heavy coord that is true gothic lolita, if only to see more variation in the substyle and demonstrate the difference between "sweet in a black colorway with bright or pastel accents" and "gothic in a pale/pastel colorway."
Umm... she is wearing a Swimmer brand bathing suit... that does not fit... with an ugly belt and cardigan...?? Makeup is nice but holy shit, is she supposed to be dressed up as someone ill-dressed?
>Creepy cute lolita
if you want to add creepy cute to the lolita style do guro. I think it's a misconception that guro is just taking a white dress and throwing blood on it it could be so much more AND appeal to your want of mixing creepy cute and lolita... unless when you refer to creepy cute you mean ~pastel goth~ and not gurokawa/menhera. Keep pastel goth in bittersweet or whatever.
not arguing with your opinion, but where is the bathing suit?
Aah, I see now, it's more like using pastels with gothic lolita than outright creepy cute? Now that it's explained that way, I can see it better. (I still dislike the colours she chose, but I'll admit I had lavender overload from the time when every creepy cute coord was any lavender print with black added).
I always imagine gothic silhoutte in a pale/pastel colourway to look like Victorian Maiden or Mary Magdalene, but I'm definitely interested to see any experimental coords you cook up.
I noticed it's very hard to do a legit creepy cute lolita coordinate, while gothic lolita coordination is way easier and with not much effort i can create simple but cute or elegant coords. Instead creating a creepy cute coord, especially with a AP pastel print in black is a tad difficult, i'm trying to create something with Dream Fantasy AP salo but it's a challenge, everything i try looks a bit dull. I don't like to mix too much colors on lolita except for accessories (hair, necklace, bracelets).
There are some creepy cute prints lately, like the taobao indie prints with demon angel cats (idk the name of the brand) and this in pic related from Royal Princess Alice, my impossible dream dress. At least with this jsk i don't have to mix pastels, i can coord like a gothic coordinate with mostly black items, boring i know.
I found another dream dress, this fucking Sweet Monster Castle is to die for. There is also a gurokawa vibe (the bunny nurse!)
AP 's forays into more gothicy dresses do well for this style- so do Royal Princess Alice prints. I just love combining colors and motifs/themes from all my pastel 90s shit with the gothic lolita that followed my teen emo phase. I'm adamant bittersweet or pastel goth lolita cam be a thing but dislike how most people balance the different elements or main pieces they go for. Also hate the 'any sweet print in black = bittersweet' mentality
They always claimed they would rerelease it but the whole brand went like suddenly went *poof* and didn't do shit anymore. I wish there was more Junko Mizuno inspired stuff, she was the one who invented Gurokawa in the 90s before it was cool.
She made quite a bunch of fabric patterns besides her manga works but I have never seen them used.
>bear ripping apart
>666 posting number
It is kind of booming in jfashion since summer.
I don't get the fuss about eyeballs anyways, there are so many ways to make something look creepy, like teeth, doll parts, other human organs, etc. I have seen some outfit with ribbons that look like guts, sadly I can't find it anymore.
>tfw i had that as my wallpaper for a year.
will post yukaman/manglo.
No because it doesn't exist on Taobao, even in Japan it is still rare outside of a hand full of brands. Clothes with prints of "sick" girls can be found in the Soft Sister tag once a while but besides for Pink Savior and Elfe In Our House, it is rare.
So do you think I'll get called out for making a shirt just like this just cause I don't wanna spend $45 lol